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Dame Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce will star in Florian Zeller’s play, The Height Of The Storm, coming to the West End in October.
Zeller, described by The Guardian as “the most exciting playwright of our time”, won an Olivier Award for The Father. Two of the greatest actors of their generation will now team up for an exploration of life, family and the fragility of life.
Jonathan Pryce, starring as André (one half of the central couple), is well known for his performances in Brazil, Carrington, Evita and successful blockbusters such as Tomorrow Never Dies and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. His upcoming films include The Wife and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and he is currently filming upcoming Netlflix feature The Pope, directed by Fernando Meirelles. Pryce has won an array of Olivier and Tony awards for his theatre performances including Miss Saigon (West End / Broadway); Hamlet (Royal Court); Comedians (London/Broadway); and he received widespread critical acclaim for playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe / International tour).
Most recently, he can be seen in feature The Man Who Invented Christmas and television productions such as Game of Thrones (HBO) and Taboo (BBC).
Dame Eileen Atkins, who stars as Madeleine, is a three time Olivier Award winner, known for her BAFTA and Emmy Award winning role in Cranford. Her stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry. Most recently she has starred as Queen May in Netflix’s The Crown.
The Height Of The Storm follows André and Madeleine fifty years into a less than idyllic relationship. The play, translated by Christopher Hampton, is directed by Jonathan Kent who was behind the Olivier Award winning Gypsy.
The Height Of The Storm opens at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre on 2 October 2018.
Tickets are be available through Ticketmaster.co.uk.